“…the blue snow at dusk, twinkling under moonlight, and the fragile glass world after freezing rain.”

An excerpt from my essay Wintering, published yesterday in The Winnipeg Review. Click the link to read the full essay.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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4 Responses to Wintering

  1. Berit says:

    Fascinating and accurate descriptions of the change of seasons, of winter, and of the process of observing and writing.

    Especially liked the contrast between the cold from the window and the warmth from the heater in the back.

    And a great twin to Seasons by the Lake, that focuses on summer and fall.

  2. D. D. Syrdal says:

    I posted this at the Winnipeg Review, but I’ll repeat it here. Beautiful seasonal cycle. Love the wheel of the year. I’m the opposite, the winter beckons me outside when the snow falls, and I hibernate in the summer, away from the heat and the too intense sun. 🙂

    Also, that header photo is gorgeous, and very cold looking!

    • chris says:

      Aw, thanks so much D.D.! And thank you too, for leaving a comment over at the Winnipeg Review. I took the photo last year, near Montreal. Saw the sun sneaking through the clouds, yelled “stop the car!” and hopped out with my camera. I was so glad I had it with me. Since I’m not a fan of winter, I miss many photo ops of gorgeous winter nature scenes.

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